Bunions are most commonly thought to be caused by ill-fitting footwear, such as high heels/pointy toed shoes. In reality, they are caused by genetics. Inherited factors such as foot structure/type, muscle strengths and weaknesses.
Treatment for painful bunions can include:
Appropriate Footwear (adequate width to accommodate a wider forefoot).
Orthotics to address inherited foot structure and redistribute pressure away from bunion.
Debridement of corns & callus' which are commonly associated with Bunions.